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Nov 16, 2009 7:00pm EST
, including ethnic and religious minority, whether they are in the united states, china or any nation. >> but even as the president called for access to information, china was tightly controllg it. the meeting with a carefully screened group of students who were coached beforehand was not broadcast live across the country, and while it was available on two big national internet sites, it was hard to hear. and one big website, the xinhua news agency told people that the obamauñ÷ live, but then on the screen apparently fails to deliver on that promise. in tonight's "lead focus," we take an in depth look at the obama visit and its significance, beginning with the presidents day from melissa chan of al jazeera english. >> reporter: the president is now in beijing, but earlier in the day, he was in shanghai for his town hall meeting. it's the favorite format for the american president, a conversation with the people, talking about u.s./china relations. >> our world is now fundamentally interconnected. the jobs we do, the prosperity we build, the environment we protect, the security that
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Nov 4, 2009 6:00am EST
here in the united states. and we don't have a value-added tax. so, again, i don't... again, it's been discussed in academic circles. i have not heard serious policy discussion of it even coming from capitol hill. so it seems like more of an academic idea at this poi than an idea that's directly in the mix in terms of policy. >> rose: what's going to be the biggest contributor to deficit reduction? >> well, over the long term i think we need to be very clear that it is not possible to tax your way out o the fiscal trajectory that we're on. and further more, it's not possible to reduce spending outside of health care sufficiently to address our.... >> rose: that means defense and... >> right. our long-term fiscal problem is disproportionately influenced by the rate at which health care costs grow. >> rose: right. >> over the next five or ten years, the situation is a little bit different and the mix may vary. but over the next 20, 30, 40, 70 100 years, the key thing is helping to reduce the rate of growth in health care costs. without that, nothing else we do will matter. >> rose:
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Nov 4, 2009 7:00pm EST
yesterday visited a joint united states/israeli missile defense maneuver. there th're preparing for all eventualities. rocket and missile attacks on israel from iran, syria are lebanon and gaza. >> the threat is new and the fact is our forces are being prepared to give a new response. >> the new response is the iron dome anti-missile system. it will be deployed in less than a year. but the fact that remains is from now on, in any future israeli conflict, from the north or the south, the heart of the nation tel aviv will be under threat. >>> today in milan, italy, there >>> today in milan, italy, there was a landmark court ruling regarding a program run by the central intelligence agency known as extraordinary renditn. under that program, terror suspects were secretly detained and flowto foreign countries for interrogations that some have described as torture. today an italian judge convicted 23 americans of kidnapping an egyptian cleric from a milan street in 2003 in one such operation. the cia has declined to comment on the case and all of the americans were tried in their absence. nev
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Nov 9, 2009 11:00pm EST
. they're waiting, like the rest of the world is, the united states and through president obama to announce our intentions and our way forward. but they have a deep understanding of why this is important for nato, why this is important for the larger international community. and i think that given the right measures of accountability that we need to be seeking from president karzai and his government, we're going to see a commitment not just from germany but from many of our nato allies. >> rose: might they make up whatever the gap is between what general mcchrystal is seeking and what the united states is prepared to provide in terms of troops? >> well, i think we have to wait for the president's announcement. but we will be, as we have been, consulting very deeply our allies and talking about what we want to see from them in order to have this integrated military and civilian strategy. because, remember it's not just about troops on the ground, it's about making sure that the people of afghanistan see the results of this effort. that they have more faith in their own government a
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Nov 6, 2009 7:00pm EST
final straw for abbas. >> translator: the stated position of the united states in relation to settlements in the annexation of jerusalem have been well-known and appreciated by us. however, we were surprised by their favoring of the israeli position. >> reporter: but obama's been talking up a possible breakthrough in middle east peace going back before his cairo speech. palestinians fear obama won't be able to encourage israel to make the other compromises necessary to complete a final peace deal. a leading palestinian candidate to fill abbas' shoes put it this way -- >> i think this announcement is a declaration of the failure of efforts for true peace process, due to the israeli policy of expanding and continuing settlements and the failure of the united states to take an impartial position. >> reporter: now abbas has had enou and said he won't stand for re-election. it remains to be seen if the u.s. moves to try to keep him or prefers to look to the future withnother palestinian head of state, in the early part of next year. john tarat, al jazeera, washington. >> for more o
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Nov 12, 2009 7:00pm EST
, how do you see that defining the united states' mission and its allies' mission going forward? >> in the larger sense, of course, the mission really depends on a great deal more than just corruption, although that is certainly a concern here. mcchrystal, i think, is prepared now to accept some redefinition of what the counterinsgency strategy is going to be. that is doing the same with fewer troops or narrowing the mission somewhat. but, again, president karzai, it seems to me, is really of the opinion that the united states is really stuck with them and that his election has given the united states no real alternative. therefore, he has the latitude to really take this as a rate of change that he would like and one that we probably would not like. >> what's the blueprint here? >> the blueprint essentially is to be able to do the basics of what counterinsurgency requires and that is to be able to protect large population centers and to devote most of our energies now into regaining the confidence of the afghan people. unfortunately, karzai's actions in recent times, not just corrupti
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Nov 3, 2009 9:00am EST
the united states. tomorrow in washington he meets with president obama. >> the only message that people of religion like myself could give to the world community is to respect everybody. all human beings as created in the image and likeness of god. and to help. jesus christ said whatever you do for my smallest, poorest people, brothers, you are doing to me. so he is, the lord, identifies himself with those people. and atever we do for them, we do for christ. you can realize our great responsibility. >> rose: an exclusive conversation with his all holiness ecumenical patriarch bartholomew of constantinople coming up. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: his all holiness, ecumenical patriarch bartholomew of constantinople, is the primary spiritual leader of the orthodox christian world and the orthodox church, which has 300 million members arou the world. it includes the churches of alexandria and jerusalem, russia serbia, romania, bulgaria, georgia, cyprus, greece, poland, albania, the check reap, slovakia, f
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Nov 27, 2009 6:00pm EST
start with something different from what we have in the united states. there is a wonderful book out there called "the healing of america," by a washington post reporter. what we have in the united states is an amalgam of the worst, that just about all of the system that you talked about, we have a little bit from this one, a little bit bad from this one, etc. so you end up with something that claims its the best health care in the world when the statistics say it is pretty pathetic, the quality of health care and united states. >> you are saying the medicine is pathetic, so what about care? >> the medicine is pathetic, the results are pathetic. and the costs are exorbitant. >> that is very depressing. >> what happens then is that it gets demagogued to death. that is what we're seeing right now. the old things that scare people into tea parties, and from the left, things that are unrealistic. you end up in the same state of political paralysis, and the united states gets into deeper trouble providing something that should be a fundamental right in this country. >> what happens with t
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Nov 23, 2009 6:00am EST
united states needs to say to the world we have to solve thproblem of our continuing confrontation with the muslim world it has undermined the success of president after president. and we cannot continue that way. we have to find a way to overcome that barrier and therefore israel has to see itself in the context of the whole western alliance. >> rose: friedman, rogan, cohen next. >> funding for charlie rose has been provided by the following. >> each day a billion people won't find safe drinking water. around the world we're helping communitites to cess clean water. working to improve lives through conservation and education. one drop at a time. >> additional funding for charlie rose was also provided by these funders. . >> and by bloomberg, a provider of multimedia news and information services worldwide captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> this was a big week in diplomacy for president oa. last night he returned from a week long visit to asia it took him to japan, singapore, china, south korea, during his first t
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Nov 19, 2009 6:00am EST
recovery. you see it from europe, you see it from the united states and you see it from asia. tell me what you see. >> well, i see a very different situation. in europe there is no recovery and i think 2010's going to be a mediocre year in europe. same thing in japan. we don't see any recovery. we see resistance to the decline but no recovery. in the united states, things look more promising for the short term. you know, after a very large chop in the economy and particularly in the automobile industry. >> rose: but generally those impressions you just said are about the economy overall. >> yeah, but the economy overall we see slight growth in 2010. but a situation very different from one country to the other. >> rose: at what point in an economic recovery do consumers think about automobiles? >> well, you know, it depends where the consumer is. if he's in china or in brazil or india, he's thinking all the time about automobiles. what's the best opportunity? what's the best deal? and we're seeing these sales booming all the time. you know, no matter what. now, in that time, you have a
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Nov 11, 2009 9:00am EST
truth for the united states economic system going to come... >> well, things are hard to call but my sense is five to ten years. >> rose: we have five to ten years to do something about the deficit in america or... >> put-to-put us on a trajectory where.... >> rose: or we're argentina? >> we're not in good shape. when you lose your credibility, interest rates go up and you get in trouble and your options start getting worse because you're paying so much in interest payments. >> rose: why did you support john mccain over barack obama? >> i knew him from before and i think he's a great american. i have to say i'm very impressed with president obama so i'm certainly very comfortable with the outcome of the election. >> rose: are you impressed with what hank paulson, tim geithner, ben bernanke and then larry summers have done in order to meet the crisis? >> you know.... >> rose: where do you part company with what they did? >> the biggest complaint siff the fact that we xwaled out the people who lent money to the financial institutions. when we bailed out the banks everyone who lent mone
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Nov 6, 2009 6:00pm EST
president of the united states. it is not a defense of fox news, but it is what -- it is not what the relationship is supposed to be. >> that is a disastrous thing for president, a prime minister. >> beyond that, he seems to be one of these people who has achieved everything he has done in life. he comes now ill-equipped to handle people who might be pushing back a little bit. there are people like that in washington. that is the impression i get. he does that to his detriment. >> i am not quite sure -- i think that, first of all, as far as his base goes, attacking fox probably was not a bad idea. i do not disagree with anything you said. let me be clear. i think this is a president who, given his intellectual firepower, given the fact he has athletic prowess, given the fact he was raised to be well- equipped to deal with many of the realities he faces, however, i will say that perhaps we can measure better when we see how health care proceeds. it is very clear that this man has to stand up to people in his own party. i think that will be an indication of whether or not he is goin
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Nov 23, 2009 7:00am EST
the united states, and some discussions with the chinese president, we have the capacity to lead an agreement at copenhagen. one which deals with the corps policy challenges for the future. namely, what temperature increase are we prepared to sustain in the future? what targets do we need from the major developed economies around the world? what commitment to action do we needrom the major emerging economies like china and india? how do we found this agreement? what kind of climate change process to put in place? if we can land and an outcome of those areas, we will have made a large step forward. and then translating that into legalese will take longer. >> talking about a long by the agreement is not possible? >> will we are talking about is what i would describe as an operational framework agreement. what president obama said the other day, one which would take immediate effect. there's a separation between what is said in a policy agreement, and the difficulty and complexity of translating that into a 4000 page binding legal document. you cannot get to the sentensecd page unless
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Nov 1, 2009 11:00am EST
rest your ration, ends the story with the crucifix. >> did the early founders view the united states as a christian organization? >> nasa a good question. some of them did and many did not but i think it's fair to say that mt of them had a more deistic view, a view that yes, god, yes, afterlife and rewards and punishments but not specifically christian a certainly not specifically new testament biblical. >> the founding fathers saw united states, america, as a secular nation? >> well -- >> you make this statement in the book, you said, "there was a treaty," that you cite in 1797, a key time, between the united states and tripoli. in that treaty the u.s. government says the government of the united states of america is not in any sense founded on the christian religion. there are also courses approved vision for the total separation of church and state in the founding doctrine, correct? >> no, i don't think the total separation of church and state is in the bible, there's total disebb stabment, emerges in the 19th century. >> were they dominantly christian, as if it was not founded as a
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Nov 30, 2009 7:00am EST
still financing our debt with more debt. that is what happened in the united states and what is happening in europe and what is happening in asia. i think at one time we could have another bubble and as bubble is going to be bigger from the other. the united states, now the cost of financing their debt is about $50 billion a year. looking at $900 billion in 2020. obviously the problem of that accelerating and putting investors at risk. in dubai we have a big bubble and i think abu dhabi has to put the burden of correcting a miscalculation. >> professor, what do you think is abu dhabi's position. it is not entirely clear whether they will underwrite the whole thing or pick and choose which of the debts they are going to deal with. >> obviously -- they say they cannot -- they probablyavto put first of all a new regulation a new role and they have to tighten the belt. they cannot just bail out and then go into another problem. but so far, the central banker of dubai -- liquidity, but they said they have to pick and choose. they don't have to reschedule all of that but they have to
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Nov 20, 2009 7:00pm EST
united states, britain, france, germany, russia and china met in brussels, belgium, and turned up the heat on iran. they didn't discuss the sanctions, not yet anyway, but that possibility served as a backdrop for today's meetings. the issue is iran's nuclear ambitions. tehran says its uranium enrichment program is for peaceful purposes only, but other countries worry it gives iran the capability of making an atomic bomb. despite some optimism in recent weeks, iran now seems to be rejecting a plan to have its uranium enriched outside the country. the delegates in brussels urged iran to reconsider, and hence the talk by president obama and others this week about the possibility of new sanctions. what kind of measures and when, that is our "lead focus" tonight. weeks after iran disclosed the existence of this once-secret nuclear facility near the holy city of qom, in brussels today representatives of the world's major powers pressed iran to accept a plan to curb its nuclear ambitions. the six countries released this statement -- we urge iran to reconsider the opportunity offered by this
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Nov 17, 2009 6:00am EST
the chinese perception of the ability of the united state to run the international system so that the chinese are becoming-- pecially in the economic field-- a lot more assertive than they have ever been before. >> rose: we conclude this evening with melinda gates talking about global health, the bill and melindaes foundaon, and the relationsp een the o of them. >> i just can't tellyou how when, you know, i'll come back from t developing world, the rst person i want to talk and the first person that wants to talk to me is bill. he wants to hear what i've learned, hear what i'm excited about, i want to tell him what i'm excitetd abou tell him what i saw, tell him what isn't going as well as we thought. and the same tng. en he comes from northern geria, he wants to ll me what he saw, what's going to be hard, how do we think about this? to be doing that together is both satiying but to be working on something that you're th deeply passionate about and us every piecef your mindnd your heart. does, it gives us both great joy together. >> rose: henry kissinger on the u.s./china relation
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Nov 28, 2009 10:00pm EST
mind. i have always said that it just two nations and their heads of states, china and the united states, and said we will manage the problem in this way, we are in a position where the rest of the world will follow. >> it is notorious for its choking pollution. it resents being criticized. it does make many of the things that we purchase. it is also emerging as a leader in green technology with a boom and solar panel production. it may be the first sign that china could join the international effort to tackle global warming. >> there was uproar in the indian parliament over reports that indicated senior leaders in the demolition of a mosque 17 years ago. the mosque was destroyed by a mob, triggering riots across the country between hindus and muslims. that led to the deaths of more than two dozen people. -- of more than 2,000 people. leaders in the form of prime minister -- leaders and the former prime minister were implicated. >> the may exchange palestinian detainees for the captive israeli soldier. a hamas delegation when to discuss a plan mediated by egypt in germany. the phi
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Nov 9, 2009 6:00am EST
community and the united states is the one who can do the heavy lifting. there is no question about that. >> rose: and john harris of politiceau.com gives us a one-year analysis of the oa administration. >> the idea that president obama and his team were able to somehow transform the map and transform the political geography of this country or the political demography of this country, that just doesn't look to be the case. they did redraw the map in 2008. it was an he norly impressive victory. but that doesn't mean that they have somehow fundamentally altered the landscape in permanent ways. >> and job grisham is here with a new book, a collection of short stories. >> it is more about people. more about the small town people. many of whom are struggling. many of whom have had a lot of miss erie, a lot of hope. it's about small town lawyers and the crazy things they do out of desperation. all stuff i saw firsthand many years ago. >> rose: mohamed elbaradei, john harris, john grisham next. >> funding for charlie rose has been provided by the k08ing -- following: captioning sponsored by ros
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Nov 21, 2009 10:00pm EST
united states in the same room at the same time as a member of the burmese military government. a sign the new policy of engagement with the region in general. an opportunity for barack obama to call for the release ofhe democracy leader in burmese. that demand was not reflected in the initial statement of the meeting. >> during our meeting we talked about how, we can work together as close partners both within this region and throughout the world. we discussed the importance of meeting, and challenges like climate change, nuclear proliferation, and working to support the g-20 efforts to promote a balance for the economic recovery. >> president obama went to singapore late and is making up for lost time. had a meeting with his russian counterparts. the main reason for him being here was a summit with asia- pacific leaders. boosting free trade was a purpose. a pessimistic message oa new day of climate change played to the headlines. >> the go binding treaty signing may not happen. pressed a bold statement from a group often criticized. leaders here have set some challenging goals f
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Nov 19, 2009 10:00pm EST
united states, and i am the only comedian ever to have attacked the apollo audience. tavis: i want to hear this story. >> there was a young white wrapper on -- white rapper on, and the audience was heating up. i said you guys are so easy. you are impressed by it. i am offended by it. i said, what you do when you go to the zoo and you go to the monkey cage? he did not go to the monkey cage and say hello,y monkey, my name is paul. you got to the cage and make noises. you go to the monkey's level. that is how i look at that. if it offends me. tavis: and the apollo did what? >> they got quiet. it was the truth. i do not have to defend the truth. the truth defends itself. tavis: if you in your own mind are being truthful and you are killing it in your own mind and the audience is a quiet, is that success? the point is to make us laugh. >> the point is to make us laugh, but audiences like a monster. i remember when i used to try to please the audience and kiss their but, do any thing to make them happy, anything to get a laugh, i learned in beverly hills. i just said, you know what, i do no
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Nov 5, 2009 7:00pm EST
, a weak government backed by the united states and an increasingly violent islamic rebel movement, known as al shabaab. what you are about to see will put the threat of those extremists in perspective and will show why we all need to pay attention to somalia. in a rare visit by a western journalist, martin geisler went to the town of bosasso north of the capital mogadishu. >> this is a public show of force by al shabaab. these pictures filmed in the past few days in mogadishu were smuggled out to itv news. the radical islamist group now controls much of somalias. there's mounting concern they may be about to export their brand of terror. with the emergence of shabaab, a confct almost 20 years old has answered its most sinister chapter yet. somalia has been described as the new afghanistan, a breeding ground for extremism. the death toll mounts by the date. people live under the most brutal form of sharia law. we obtained these pictures of a group of young men who have each had a hand and foot caught off, accused of stealing. women accused of adultery are stoned to death in the str
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Nov 11, 2009 7:00pm EST
end all wars. that goal, of course, was never achieved. today the united states and its allies remain entrenched in the conflicts in afghanistan and iraq. in the united states and europe and beyond, those who have served and sacrificed were remembered and honored. the day also brings into sharp focus the growing hardships faced by many veterans. in toad focus," we are going to look extensively at the memories and the scars of war. we begin our coverage with the british perspective from itn's rags martel. ♪ >> reporter: for 90 years the sacrifice of the first world war has been remembered. this year is different. the first armistice day without any veterans of the great war. the last three of its soldiers, henry allingham, harry patch and william stone, died earlier this year. >> neither the last of his comrades in arms has gone to his eternal rest, we are here once more to remember. >> reporter: and at the 11th hour, silence, around britain and the world. [ bell tolls ] ♪ >> reporter: at westminster abbey, the flag used to cover the bodies of the fallen during the first wor
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Nov 6, 2009 11:00pm EST
united states in geneva last month. he is now involved in the draft agreement between iran, the united states, russia and france to process iran's uranium stockpiles outside the country. there are reports today that progress on the deal is being held up by iran's ongoing internal political crisis. this week dr. elbaradei called the current mont a unique and fleeting opportunity to reverse course from confrontation to cooperation with iran. we want to talk about all of that and i am very pleased to have him back at this table. welcome. >> charlie, it is great to be here again. >> rose: all right. let me just start. tell me where you think the moment is. >> well, the moment is a historic critical moment, charlie, that this is for the first time i see a genuine desire by the president of the united states and by the iranian leadership to engage in a genuine dialogue. it's after 50 years of animosity, of distrust. and that's why we have this difficulty today. the it is a symbolic gesture but it could be the first step in a broad dialogue that eventually could integrate iran with the rest o
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Nov 18, 2009 9:00am EST
strategic conflict with e united states which is right now th primy power i asia. d getso veryarge queson, charlie you asd before. how do we deal with this kind of china? 're gointo have a big deba in this country. it already under way. it will get more intense. do we try to contain china? e see i as we sawstal's viet u or mao's china? do we eko engage it? >> we do wanto engage china and in a the issues tt have been set out in th misting. but i also think theese chin will talk us to death. and before this summit i was down in wash aington an administration officl said "the truth is, they dot wan to cooperate on anything." and so i ink in additioto our continued efforts... >> rose: they don't want to cooperate on anything? >> exactly. >> rose: they have no interest in currency reform. they have no interest in climate change. they have no interest in... >>s that' why you see... >> in nick burn's friend rober zell leg in being a responsible stakholder? >> rht, thk that's why you see the rt of hoe level delivebles. and it may be too much to ask. the president's oy been in power fonionths. >>
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Nov 13, 2009 7:00pm EST
independence in dealing with the united states. prime minister yukio hatoyoma has kept that promise, making it clear that japan will no longer allow itself to be treated as a rubber stamp for u.s. policy, especially on the issue of american military bases. he has gotten washington's attention, and its respect. and by today, relations seemed to be warming once again. in tonight's "lead focus" the president's analysis of u.s./japanese relation. president obama arrived in japan friday afternoon, tokyo time, the first stop on a four-nation tour that will include singapore, china and south korea. shortly after his arrival, president obama met with the japanese prime minister, yukio hatoyoma. among the issues on the table, afghanistan, north korea and global warming. in their talks, obama and the prime minister addressed biggest sore spot in u.s./japan relations -- the presence of an air base on okinawa. many japanese are demanding that the base be closed, with protests takin place prior to obama's visit. after today's talks the two lead arizona announced that officials from both couldn't
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Nov 2, 2009 7:00pm EST
leader that the united states hopes for and needs in afghanistan. can he rid the country of corruption? can he raise an army capable one day of taking over from the unitedtates? these are all key questions as president obama plans the next phase of u.s. involvement in afghanistan. in our lead focus, the afghan election and beyond. we start in kabul with jonah hull of al jazeera english who found that the issue of fraud remains an undercurrent. >> reporter: just a day after dr. abdullah's withdrawal from the race, hamid karzai is declared winner of afghanistan's presidential election. >> translator: we declare mr. hamid karzai, who got the majority votes in the first round, and who is the only candidate in the second round, be declared president of afghanistan. >> repter: the chairman of the country's top electoral body, the independent election commission, said consensus had be reached among his commissioners baseon the law and in the interests of the afghan people. international reaction was led by united nations secretary ban ki-moon in kabul on an unannounced visit. >> i
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Nov 16, 2009 9:00am EST
united states is going to do well. i mean, we can't move the railroad to china or india. they haven't figured out how to do that. so sort of like the song of new york-- we have to make it here or we can't make it anywhere. >> rose: frank sinatra. >> but it does move move a ton of good 470 miles on one gallon of diesel. a train replaces 280 trucks on the road. it emidst far less into the atmosphere that's damaging than trucking, and it moves-- i'm talking about the whole rail industry-- it moves 40% of the good. >> rose: and you have new ports of entry like houston. >> and we're going to have more people in this country and they're going to be using more kdz gdz over time. sure, there's a bad year from time to time. in the next 100 years there will probably be 15 bad years and i don't know what order they'll appear but i know the railroads will be essential. >> rose: when you called charlie munger and said i'm thinking about this, did he say right on warren? >> if charlie said right on warren, i would figure it would be a wrong number. that might be my wife. charlie gave kind o
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Nov 27, 2009 7:00pm EST
is frequently voiced by the west and the united states in particular. >> the united states remains firmly committed to a peaceful resolution to international concerns over iran's nuclear program. we also remain willing to engage iran to work toward a diplomatic solution to the nuclear dilemma it has created for itself, if only iran would choose such a course. but our patience and that of the international community is limited. >> just yesterday, the outgoing iaea director general, mohamded elbaradei, castigated iran for blocking the agency's inquiries into iran's nuclear progm. >> it is now well over a year that the agency was last able to engage iran in discussions about these outstanding issues. effectively we have reached a dead end, unless iran engages fully with us. >> for more on today's vote on iran, we are joined by ervand abrahamian, he is an iran specialist and distinguished professor of history at city university of new york. welcome. >> thank you. >> as we heard in the report, the iaea's decision to censure iran, i believe the first time it's taken action like this in a
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Nov 24, 2009 7:00am EST
used to be the united states united states lost that in the financial crisis. last year, china sold 9.5 million vehicles. already this year, 11 million. if it is likely to reach 30 million by the end of the year. the auto show is currently going on in china. car sales are booming, not to sign the big centers, but right around the country. arafat's that stimulus measures will be pulled away -- there are some thoughts that a stimulus asures will be pulled away. >> coming up -- israeli soldiers refused to clear settlers from the west bank. two 0.5 million muslims descend on mecca despite swine flu fears. a sudanese woman who was sentenced to 40 lashes for wearing trousers is in paris to promote her book about the controversy. her sentence was commuted to 1 months in prison, but she was banned from leaving the country, a restriction that she is now openly defying. >> on tour to promote her new book caught. she left secretly to come to paris. the book is called "40 lashes for a pair of trousers." it will not be on sale in sudan. this is why. in july, she was arrested along with 12 other
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Nov 6, 2009 6:30pm EST
the united states in as many days. people fled the scene as the area was locked down and that's what teams were sent in to track down the suspected shooter. one person was killed and five injured in the attack. the wounded were taken to hospital in serious condition. the police later confirmed the suspect had been detained. >> we are proud to say our swat team has apprehended the suspect. he was located at his mother's residence, and he is in custody. >> how did it go down? >> we received information that he may be in the area of his mother's residence. recent officers out there, said a swat team out there. the confirmed. of course we had intelligence information on him. there were able to see him through the window. he was arrested without incident. >> the suspect is believed to be 40-year-old jason rodriguez, a former employee of the engineering firm where the shooting took place. investigators do not know why he targeted the building. the mayor of orlando prayed for -- praised the swift action of the police department. >> a lot of people have been extremely cooperative. this was r
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Nov 3, 2009 7:00am EST
into pressuring the united states into direct talks. fiji ordered the convoys of the zealand and australia to leave within 24 hours. the country's military leader has accused the two countries of interfering in their internal affairs. also at this hour, americans go to the polls and a number of states. they will choose members of congress in new york and california, governors in new jersey and virginia, and mares and several major cities. also votes on whether to allow gay marriage in maine and the casinos in ohio. by enlarging it is a pall on local issues and personalities but the results will have implications on how democrats and republicans behave in the year ahead. the hottest contest is in new jersey where the incumbent governor, democrat john corzine, is fighting to avoid defeat by republican chris christie. polls predict a race too close to call despite several campaign appearances by president obama. >> of your voice will get john corzine four more years as governor of new jersey -- and he and i will partner with you. >> mr. obama also spent time and political capital on
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Nov 16, 2009 7:00am EST
come to china in his first year in office. many ordinary chinese people feel that the united states is trying to contain china, is trying to prevent china to rise and that it does not see -- give china its proper due respect and i coming here this early he is giving china some of the respected deserves. >> i was saying that actually all of this is a precursor to the meeting tomorrow, the summit between the two leaders. how do you expect that? what are your thoughts about that? >> president obama said very clearly today in that speech in shanghai. george, let me tell you, on the evening news that has just been broadcast, they did not get to obama's visit until 20 minutes into the bulletin. it gives you an idea how china is treating the visit here. not with the same kind of pomp and ceremony as he might get elsewhere in the world. but at that meeting tomorrow they will discuss some of the biggest issues. they will discuss in the global economy and climate change. as president obama said, if china and america cannot agree on this -- these issues than the world cannot agree on these issues
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